Metals / 3D Workshop


This workshop supports a range of 3D process and materials such as metals and plastics

A vacuum former

This workshop supports a range of 3D process and materials such as metals and plastics. We have a large format laser cutter which is used for a range of materials such as fabrics for fashion students and MDF for Product Design students. We have welding facilities and resources for fine metals including brazing and enamelling. There are also specialist hand tools for areas such as Jewellery design.

A student using a metal guillotine 

Students using a laser cutter 

A student using a pillar drill 

Key equipment available

  • Nexo Sound System
  • MA Lighting GrandMA UltraLite Lighting Control Console
  • Allen and Heath i-Live Digital Audio Mixer with Dante
  • ETC Source 4 Fresnel Lanterns
  • Robe ColorSpot 575AT Moving Lights
  • Robe Colorwash 575AT Zoom Moving lights
  • Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE K20
  • Chroma Q Color Force LED Cyc Floods
  • ETC Source 4 Zoom Profiles
  • Scenic Projection Facilities
  • Sennheiser UHF Radio Microphones(30 Channel)

Contact staff

Leon Hardman | Senior Technician
+44 (0)1772 89 3202 | Media Factory ME128

Martin Walmsley | Senior Technician
+44 (0)1772 89 5348 | Media Factory ME128

Julian Bennett | Support Technician
+44 (0)1772 89 2358 | Media Factory ME128

Paul Dilworth | Technician
+44 (0)1772 89 3905 | Media Factory ME128

Joe Fossard | Technician
+44 (0)1772 89 2765 | Media Factory ME128

David Weeks | Technician
+44 (0)1772 89 2359 | Media Factory ME128

LIS Customer Support Team 
+44 (0)1772 89 5355


Victoria Building VB039, VB040


Official workshop hours are: 9:30 to 12.30 and 13.30 to 16:30 (in practice technicians are often available outside of these times).